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Two slots hit for $100,000 each at Bally's Atlantic City

22 August 2012

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Bally’s Atlantic City proved to be a lucky spot for two big winners when not one, but two slot machines hit for $100,000 jackpots last weekend. On Sunday, August 19, an IGT Triple Diamond Machine hit for $100,000 while an IGT Cigar slot machine also hit for a $100,000 jackpot.

One of the lucky players, Dennis Pensa of East Northport, N.Y., was on his way out of Bally’s when he decided to try his luck one last time. “I’m still in a daze, really shocked and surprised,” admits Mr. Pensa, 63. “I’ve hit smaller jackpots before, but I never expected to hit for $100,000!”

A frequent Atlantic City visitor, Mr. Pensa decided to spend a little extra time on the casino floor on Sunday while his family hit the shops before heading home. He always likes to play a little more after Sunday brunch at The Reserve at Bally’s, and this trip was no exception. Though he normally sticks to penny slots and lower-denomination machines, Mr. Pensa admitted he holds a special place in his heart for the Triple Diamond machines, and it paid off.

After hitting the jackpot, Mr. Pensa immediately called his son, who was shopping at The Walk. At first, his son couldn’t believe his dad had really won so much - but quickly realized the win was real. When asked what his plans for the windfall might be, Mr. Pensa said he’d like to “buy a new car and put the rest away for retirement.”

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